Third Annual B1G Behavioral Threat Assessment Conference

B1G

Third Annual B1G Behavioral Threat Assessment Conference
June 3 - 5, 2014
The Pennsylvania State University
Nittany Lion Inn Hotel and Conference Center

Planning for the Third Annual B1G Behavioral Threat Assessment Conference is well underway.  Penn State is thrilled to be hosting this year's event and we are eager to welcome our B1G colleagues to Happy Valley.   All conference events will take place on the University Park campus at the historic Nittany Lion Inn, our four-diamond hotel and conference center.     

The conference will begin with an informal welcome reception on Tuesday evening, June 3rd.  The "formal" meeting will take place all-day Wednesday, concluding mid-day on Thursday. There is no registration fee.

The conference agenda is still a work in progress but our focus will be "Protecting Our Campus Communities".  We plan to feature speakers and group discussions on a range of topics including, but not limited to: 

  • trends in behavioral threat within higher education
  • legal issues facing threat teams
  • investigative techniques

The registration link (below) has space for you to recommendadditional topics of interest.  We are looking forward to your suggestions and will do our best to incorporate them into the agenda. 

Register online.  

Agenda

Tuesday, June 3rd - Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge

6:00pm – 8:00pm    Welcome Reception
6:30pm                    Opening Remarks,  Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs

Wednesday, June 4th - Nittany Lion Inn , Assembly Room

8:00am – 8:45am    Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45am - 9:00am    “Welcoming Remarks”, Dr. Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

9:00am – 10:30am    “Keynote Address - Trends in Behavioral Threat”, Andre Simons, Unit Chief  of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit 2

10:30am – 10:45am    BREAK

10:45am – 11:45am    “(Part 1) Investigating and Interviewing Skills for Effective Threat Assessment and Management”, The Metis Group: Barry Spodak,  Robert Fein and Bryan Vossekuil  

Noon – 1:00pm    Lunch (NLI, Boardroom)

1:00pm – 2:00pm    “(Part 2) Investigating and Interviewing Skills for Effective Threat Assessment and Management”, The Metis Group: Barry Spodak,  Robert Fein and Bryan Vossekuil  

2:00pm – 2:15pm    BREAK

2:15pm – 3:15pm    “Legal Issues” Amy McCall, Point Park University Lead Counsel

3:15pm – 4:15pm    Campus Tour (NLI, Main Lobby)

 

**Dinner on your own


Thursday, June 5th - Nittany Lion Inn , Assembly Room

8:00am – 8:30am    Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am    “Pathway to Violence”, Chris Cole, Director of Threat Intervention Services
University of Wisconsin


9:30am – 11:30am    “Discussion Topics”

11:30am – Noon    Box Lunches, Big Ten 2015; “Thanks and Final Thoughts”
           
Noon - 1:00 pm    Penn State BTMT Discussion

 

·    Feedback
·    Fall Training
·    Program and Campus Updates
·    Lingering Issues 

 

Hotel Reservations

We have reserves a block of rooms at the Nittany Lion Inn for a group rate of $118.00 per night.   To reserve your room, please use the links provided below and reference the group code: BIGF14B. This block of room is only available until May 4, 2014.

Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803

Phone: 800-233-7505
Online reservations

Air Travel:  University Park Airport (Code SCE) is a full service airport located just a few miles from the University.

University Park Airport (Code SCE) is full service airport located just a few miles from the University. Delta, United/Express and US Airways/Express provide direct flights to State College/University Park (although limited in number) from Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington/Dulles.  The Nittany Lion Inn provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Maps and Directions

Conference venue and hotel information, layout, maps and directions.